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[10/16/2013] Climax Series: Hiroshima Carp, Chiba Lotte Marines

by on Oct.17, 2013 @ 4:43 am, under NPB

Hiroshima Carp

Kila Ka'aihue and Brad Eldred hit twenty-one over the fence during batting practice at Tokyo Dome on the 15th -- thirty-nine swings and twelve over the fence (including six in a row at one point) for Ka'aihue; thirty-five swings and nine over the fence.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2013, Daily Sports 10/16/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Lotte is mulling over whether or not to give Seth Greisinger a start during the Climax Series.  The Marines were not counting on him to pitch since he felt pain in his right shoulder after a start against the Rakuten Eagles on September 12.  But Greisinger started a Phoenix League game against Softbank on October 11 and tossed five shutout innings while allowing one hit and topping out at 146km/h.

Based on the current schedule, Greisinger could either start Game 2 (five days of rest) or 3 (six days of rest).

Source: Sponichi 10/16/2013

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The Marines announced that fans will be able to watch the game on a screen located on the 8th floor (roof) of the Tobu Department store located in Funabashi.  Shingo Ono is scheduled to make an appearance on the 20th and 21st.  Yasuhiko Yabuta will be a guest on the 22nd.

Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2013